Crude-by-rail reports and presentations

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From California Fuel Overview and Crude Oil Trends, California Energy Commission

Oil by Rail Safety in California (PDF)
Report prepared by the Interagency Rail Safety Working Group, June 10, 2014. The Report recommends 12 steps the state should take to address the risks of increased oil by rail transport. Among them: more rail inspectors, improved emergency preparedness and response, real-time shipment information to emergency responders, phase out of DOT-111 cars, accelerated phase-in of new technology.

Trends in Sources of Crude Oil
Titles and links to 16 presentations made to the California Energy Commission. June 25, 2014.

New Regulations for Tank Car Construction (PowerPoint)
Neil Gambow for Spill Prevention and Response Day, Vallejo
California Maritime Academy, 5/14/2014.

Petroleum Crude by Rail (PowerPoint)
Ernie Sirotek, Hazmat Specialist, U.S. Department of Transportation
Identifies sources of crude, hazardous material classifications, a NTSB Recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration.Testimony before Subcommittee of the state CPUC (PDF)
Presented to the California Senate Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and Water Committee, March 9, 2014. Includes chapters on the history of rail accidents in the state, railroad risk assessment, the capacity for emergency response to spills, the regulatory framework in which railroads operate, and numerous charts.

California Fuel Overview and Crude Oil Trends (PowerPoint)
Gordon Schremp, Fuels and Transportation Division, California Energy Commission
Western state fuel flows (pipeline, rail and ship: origins and destinations), refinery output by product type, map of Bay Area major pipeline routs, overview of hydraulic fracturing; historic trends of US crude oil production, discount rates of Bakken crude by destination.


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